To celebrate it’s 23 birthday today the Hubble telescope decided to do what any other 23 year old would do, take pictures of stuff you’ve already taken pictures of. In this case the subject was the Horsehead nebula that lives in my favorite constellation, Orion. This time around though the Hubble had some help from another space-telescope buddy. So it could come up with a pretty near-infrared picture of the nebula instead of the boring infrared version is can create by itself.
I had no idea that the Hubble was 23 years old. I also have no idea which way the horse in this nebula is facing. That’s a one horse nebula. So punny.